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Proud to be

So Much More
Than a Museum

The Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation not only operates the first and only museum of African-American history in Wilmington, but is also an authentic community-based organization leading efforts in violence prevention, cultural and historical awareness, and community outreach.


Black History Month Celebration: Event 2

February 26, 2024
St. Marks, Jackson Hall
600 Grace Street, Wilmington, NC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation celebrated the life of Sojourner Truth with an intimate community gathering at Jackson Hall, as she journeys through life's history, the transformation of the reenaactress, Charmaine Crowell-White was amazing and inspiring! A special thank you to St. Mark's, members and volunteers.

History Tours with Classical Charter School of Wilmington

On February 20, The Classical Charter School of Wilmington, NC celebrated an African American History guided walking tour to the Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation. These kindergarteners walked and marched with good discipline and conduct. Thank you teachers for a job well done!

On February 21, The Classical Charter School of Wilmington, NC 1st graders visited the Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation. The students examplified discipline, control, and were happy to participate in Iearning about people and their accomplishments in different communities. A big heartfelt thank you to the faculty, staff, and parents.

On February 22, The Classical Charter School of Wilmington, NC 2nd graders visited the Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation. I guess February is a good time to take hearts, so if you see me with an iron breast plate on, just know that Classical Charter School second graders of Wilmington NC took my heart!

On February 27, The Classical Charter School of Wilmington celebrated Community Black History with the Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation. Our Most Valuable Community Asset is our students. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.

On February 28, the Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation led the Classical Charter School of Wilmington's 5th Graders on a Black History Guided Walking Tour.

Photos from earlier events are available on our Photo Gallery page.

BEMF in the News

Our foundation is an official African-American Historic site recognized by the National Park Service's Civil Rights Network!

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